If you are a woman, any age, and live in or around the Roswell area, and have not been to Alpine Bakery, get in the car and go there right now.
Generally, whether it be that time of the month, maybe I'm a little down, maybe the sun is shining and the birds are singing and things are perfect, whatever the case may be, I can walk into this wonderful pastry shop and instantly get a smile on my face. Flaky pastry, cream, chocolate and more just seem to equal bliss to me. I do enjoy a good pastry.
However, I have found that Alpine Bakery does have one extra perk going for it that other area bakeries do not have. There is a lovely, blue-eyed, nice looking young man that works behind the counter. Yes ladies, a good looking man AND pastry -- doesn't get much better than that.
This Christmas, I made my annual Christmas Eve trek to Alpine Bakery at about 10 AM to purchase the mini canollis that my family likes to enjoy before we tuck into bed. The bakery is buzzing and I am handed a number as I walk in the door so I will know my place in line.
Fathers, mothers, daughters are all perusing the goods as the counter help at Alpine is hustling to get everyone's orders filled quickly. Then (angels sing here), the doors to the kitchen behind the counter open and Mr. Blue Eyes walks out, pie in each hand and announces to the crowd, "I HAVE PIES :)!"
I'm done. Perfect. Merry Christmas!